Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thinking Of You And Better Times

Sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.
You want to convey so many things.  How sorry
you are,  how much you care.  You don't want it to
 be gloomy or to be too happy it is inappropriate.
This card is for my friend Annika who lost
her mother a couple of weeks ago.
 I hope it conveys my deepest sympathy.   
 The image is very sweet without
being too depressing.  Wanted to share a cup a tea
with her, but since we live in different countries
I have to send her cup.

(Her hat is not secured down in this picture)

 With Caring Thoughts


Inside Top-Sending A Cup Of Love Your Way

Inside Bottom- 
May the support of
family and friends
bring you comfort,
and may loving memories
 heal your heart

Inspirational Photo- Colour Create

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: K&Co. and Green Gingham- Parvo Craft- 
Pearls: Paper Studio
Jewels: Recollections
Paper Pieced Hat
Ribbon: Basic Basic
Flower Center: Michael's Brand 
Prisma Color Pencils and Goo Gone
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 8- and Large Circles
Scalloped Circles: Cricut Cartridge- Accent Essentials
Punches: Martha Stewart-Doily Lace Edger
Stickers and 3D Embellishments: K&Co.
Sentiment Stamps: Caring Thoughts-Hero Arts
Support Of Family & Friends- Stampin' Up

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This In:

Stamping With Denise: Blog Hop for Annika
Colour Create: Lemon Green And White
Paper Playtime:  Dig & Anything Goes
2 Sisters:  Female Image
Totally Gorjuss: As You Like It
Crafty Catz: Flowers
Digi's With Attitude: Use Digi People
Fairy Tale: Use A Real Tea Bag
Stampin' For The Weekend: Getting Warmed Up
Do You Stack Up?: Patterned Paper
Paper Play: Layer it Up 
Some Odd Girl Digital Stamps: Scallops Galore- Scallop circles and lace edge inside
Fab 'n' Funky: Digi Image


dj1952 said...

Stacey, this card is gorgeous! It is very sweet. I'm sure she will appreciate it and will be one she will cherish for years. Hugs, dj

heidy said...

Oh this is so pretty,love the paperpieced items!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Heidi said...

Oh this is so sweet!
Lovely colours and design:) Adorable image and your colouring is great.
Thank you for your sweet comments Stacey, they means a lot:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Annemaritta said...

This is gorgeous! I love colours on her face, her eyes. Hat is nicely pieced. I can't stop admiring the details you put in every card you make. Also I love these colours, so calm and peaceful, also cheerful and it's like a promise of summer coming.

Love it. x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just perfect! I'm sure your friend will apreciate it hun.

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!!
Hugs Shell xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Stacey, your card is just wonderful - the picture is really well chosen and the gentle colors of the card, the beautiful inside pages, the caring sentiments... all of that details tell Annika that you really care... !

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love the image, very cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Good Kardma by Jules said...

Very pretty card! Love the soft colors and clean layout - perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Bianca said...

What a lovely card! I love who you have colored the pritty girl image and the little bag for the teabag inside your card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

darling Ho said...

Terrific! The colours and the paper piecing are so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at FTC this week, hope to see you soon.
~Hugs ~darling Ho

Dorcas said...

STacey this came out awesomely! (yes, thats a word!) I love it!


Hi Stacey
A stunning card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Linda w said...

Think this is the most perfect sympathy card I've seen..it's very beautiful. Love the sending a cup of love sentiment too. I have this image too, love what you've done with her. Hug slin

PokSa said...

Your work is fantastic. Great details.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

princesskitten said...

she is beautiful

kitten DYSU team

Anonymous said...

Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz

Liz said...

Thanks for joining paperplay this week with this lovey creation


Brenda Brown said...

You have done such a good job on this card Stacey, it is perfect for your friend and I am sure she will appreciate a cup of tea with you.
Thanks for joining in with us for our 'Spring' challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Chris said...

that is just the cheeriest little thing and perfect for SFTW challenge. thanks for playing.

Dawn said...

I'm sure your friend will be over the moon to recieve such a thoughtful card! It's beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi's With Attitude!
Hugs Dawn xxx

Natasha said...

Hey Stacey,
I think this is a great sympathy card, the image is very apt.

Miranda said...

very pretty , the inside too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Janna said...

Hi Stacey! Your card is so lovely, thanks for joining us at DYSU ;) Janna

Linda said...

Wow beautiful card! I love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

JustYolie said...

Stunning card, I love it!

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining in with our flower challenge at craftycatz, x carol

Yenni Natalia said...

Stacey..i didnt know that you part of Dutch Dare cHALLENGE till i opened the DT blog today. BIG WELCOME :) you must be promoted by Dorcas like she did to me :P...so happy to see you. Hope this blog can spice up your mojo :)
by the way..eventhough you didnt create card daily..but everytime you post a card it is always an exeception! always beautiful..i love the tea cup,the colouring and yes..the choice of colour is already remind me of spring :)


Michele Gross said...

So sorry about your friend's mom :( This is a wonderful card and it will mean so much to her! What a lovely thing to include the tea inside. You should skype each other so you can have your tea together :)

Faye said...

Wow, this is a work of art and absolutely conveys the message you want. I love the soft colours. You've got the mix just right. Great stuff. xx

Glenda said...

So beautiful! Pretty coloring! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week!

Sharon said...

This is SOOOO gorgeous! That image is increidibly beautiful and you've coloured it perfectly. Such an amazing project.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Julie said...

Wow this is beautiful and a great way of showing your friend some love and care at such a sad time!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

Faye said...

I think we force ourselves to keep our houses tidy, so we rebel and let ourselves be ourselves in the one room we really enjoy...?! xxx

E.T said...

oh my gosh! SOOO pretty and so so elegant!!!

Lindsey said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the image and her paper pieced hat looks great. I'm sure your friend will be really touched as this is a work of art!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog earlier. I am relieved it's not just me who has been linked to "these sites"!. Just don't click on them as you'll get quite an eyeful!
Linds x

Beate said...

Beautiful image and wonderful soft coloring and card.
Hugs and smiles


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